Due to COVID19, The Blackmore Vale Partnership is running a drive-through Flu Clinic in September at Henstridge Airfield, BA8 0TN, in order to be able to vaccinate a large number of people while keeping staff and patients safe. Have a look at the information graphic below for more details. The Blackmore Vale Partnership phone number is 01258 474500. You can also visit their facebook page or website.
There's still time to enter the 2021 Calendar competition run by Dike and Son supermarket in Stalbridge. On their facebook site are details of how to enter, so if you have taken some outstanding pics during lockdown they would love to receive any local Dorset and Somerset images, like rural views, towns and villages, wildlife and farming. Competition entries close on Monday 21st September. Entries chosen will appear in the Dikes calendar for 2021.
Head over to Dikes facebook page for competition rules and how to submit your photographs.
Else Family Butchers in Stalbridge is a traditional High Street shop offering a friendly & professional service and only the top quality meats and deli produce. The range of beautiful and tasty food on offer is something Else! They have an active facebook page which is always updating with offers and new items, including "Fresh Artisan Bread Fridays", where hand made Focaccia, Bloomers, Seeded, Sour Dough Granary and Brioche is temptingly on display and currently some great offer BBQ packs are available for £12. A super deli section stocks a wide variety of cheeses, seafood and fish and fresh vegetables and salad items are available. Have a look at some of the photos of their lovely produce on their facebook page or pop in and see them at Else Family Butchers, Stalbridge High Street. 01963 362276
The perimeter of Stalbridge Park Wall just happens to be about 5 miles in length, which is convenient for anyone in search of a five mile run or walk in Stalbridge. Many runners, walkers and cyclists have put themselves to the test on the gruelling up and down hilly circuit, but no one as far as we know has done it from the inside of the wall....until now! Whether the wall was built by Napoleonic prisoners of war or not is still up for debate, but with the kind and "one off" permission of Mr Richard de Pelet Jan Wardell has recently made the unusual "inside the perimeter" walk around this imposing structure in order to raise funds for the NHS locally and specifically for Remote Consulting Equipment, considered vital for clinicians in the coming months. You can support her valiant effort by contributing to the equipment fund. Details are posted below.